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    Diluting TMax developer?

    I plead ignorance but I thought something like that. Nevertheless, it seems possible to create a replenish schedule that would work with out diluting. For instance, I would start with lets say 16...
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    Diluting TMax developer?

    Why does "darkroom innovations" recommend using it as a one shot developer? Is there something about tubes that exhausts developer more quickly? RS is meant to be reused after each use after adding...
  3. another boring question about weight, sorry...

    I've never weighed my stuff, but I carry about the same things as you. I carry the camera, 300 mmm lens mounted, and a 19 inch lens in a backpack with frame, and the rest of the stuff including a...
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    Press King w/ zeiss tessar

    Yes, you can make beautiful portraits with this fast lens. You may want to explore the ability this lens offers for very limited depth of field at close focus distances. Or it will offer nice...
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    Preserving Images

    An earlier post from Andre Noble raises some important issues about longevity. H is post illustrates the great emotional loss created by the deterioration of a p hotograph. The answers were all...
  6. Waxing Camera Back Leads To Easier Holder Insertion

    Just the samllest suggestion for wooden cameras. Inserting a holder into the bac k on my lovable but willowy burke and james 8x10 was getting increasingly diffic ult. I used furniture wax on the...
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    A Small Survey Please ...

    Kodak film loaded in old 8x10 and 4x5 cameras, wet dark room using kodak chemistry, contact prints and small enlargements. beautiful fiber based prints very small fine art market. I don't even scan...
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    Controlling Contrast on Graded Papers

    Yes, I ususally do 3water:1 dektol. used to use it 2:1 now I have standardized on the lower dilution. I think I did that because it is less quick, I seem to have more time range to control.
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    Controlling Contrast on Graded Papers

    Just a post script. This works well for enlargements. But I usually contact print and it is stunning. Complete control resulting in beautiful prints. The trick with selectol soft is preserving it...
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    Controlling Contrast on Graded Papers

    For years I have used the two developer method, selectol soft and dektol and really don't think about paper grades much. I find the range between graded papers almost continous. I use a tray of ...
  11. American flags everywhere - end of architectural photography as we know it?

    Sandy, I figure you already know these things but I am not quite willing to give up yet. Yes, there are many photographers trying to capture the flag. Our newspaper had a feature spread where there...
  12. American flags everywhere - end of architectural photography as we know it?

    First of all it won't last. No doubt it is impossible to say how long they will fly. Secondly, I urge you to take advantage of this unique opportunity. I hope you are interested in architcture of...
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    Weston exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

    Minor White compared these later Point Lobos prints to Beethoven's later quartets. There is no higher or more appropriate praise possible. Please listen and look. String quartet in C sharp minor...
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    modern vs. older lens

    I have your 203mm lens older brother the 7.7 anastigmat and frankly it is my least favorite lens. I also own 7.7 anastigmat versions in 150 and 170 mm lengths and I love them. I can only assume I...
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    Filters in the Southwest

    Eastern photographers please heed this thread. As a kentuckian who just returned from my first trip to the AZ desert I can testify to the importance of this topic. The light there is fundamentally ...
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    Golden Age of Hollywood Photography

    Mr. Ellis, Yes all that you write is absolutely true. There is no substitute for a large negative for certain purposes. But photographer's purposes may vary. The vintage photographers were not...
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    Golden Age of Hollywood Photography

    I too think this was something of a golden age of photography. And I am curious what draws you to it. I would also like to know more about your technique. what kind of lens do you use, what kind of...
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